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Daniel E. Alexander

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A new era at Denton Publications | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

You’ve no doubt seen the four page wrap around cover on this newspaper outlining some of the exciting changes we are making to your community newspaper.

Cyber threats and digital mismanagement | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We live in a digital world and it is growing by leaps and bounds. Unfortunately, not everything about that growth has proven to be used for the betterment of our citizens.

Barking up the wrong tree | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I recall vividly my father pointing out on many occasions as I grew up; “Money doesn’t grow on trees, son!”

A time for celebration and change | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Once again we are proud to join with members of the free community newspaper industry this July to celebrate the services provided to over 50 million homes around this great nation.

Violence taking center stage | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Violence and needless deaths have been a part of the human race since the beginning of time, but it appears we’ve learned little from those who came before us.

Killers among us | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Nine days in and still no sight of the two escaped, convicted killers Matt and Sweat.

Will we ever see a return to civility? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Has our society today lost nearly all concern for civility?

The value of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future. Current events around the world and here at home cause us to wonder what the future holds.

The importance of local businesses | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Local, home grown businesses in our rural areas provide so much more to the stability of our community economy than many realize.

ISIS not alone in disrespecting rights of others | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others provided they did not harm anyone was at one time considered a freedom of expression.

Are we prepared for what lies ahead? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve watched the threats continually increase over the years. This nation and others have watched as embers of terrorism surface quickly and then fade into memory, almost as quickly as they appeared.

Print medium is not dead or dying | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve been hearing the trash talk for years now. You poor folks in the newspaper business. The Internet is eating your lunch.

Ready or not, here come the candidates | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not ready for the presidential race. It seems the election cycle never really ends.

Give yourself the best gift of all | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Living in our free society has many perks and benefits. All too often we never really appreciate how good we have it until we face that unexpected event that could change ones life dramatically.

Truth or consequences | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the world in which we live today, opinions are no longer left at the water cooler, corner bar or on the front porch.

Hopelessness or opportunity of a lifetime? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Life is never easy. That statement is true for all of us, even those who seem to live gifted lives. Everyday life is full of challenges and difficult to understand, frustrating events.

Vote or face the consequences? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

President Obama recently floated the idea of making it a mandatory requirement for United States citizens to vote in elections, while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland.

Freedom of Information Day | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Earlier this week the country celebrated Freedom of Information Day. This week is also celebrated as Sunshine Week.

The American entrepenurial spirit | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It seems each day we wake up to some strange news story that causes us to shake our heads in wonder and amazement. Some positive and others, well not so.

Still not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last year I stated the hand writing has been on the wall for some time. That our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the proper steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill conceived law.

Securing our homeland | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For years America used the conventional air waves of the Soviet block broadcasting Radio Free Europe and on the Island of Cuba with Radio Free Cuba.

Who loves to hear from the IRS? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Unless you can tell it’s a check inside the envelope, a letter from the IRS strikes fear in most Americans.

The truth, the noise and the not so true | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve all heard the story about the one that got away. Each time we hear it, the story gets more elaborate while the prey gets bigger, faster and even more elusive.

Education reform: the governor’s perspective | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This past week as our editorial team discussed this week’s opinion piece regarding the govenor’s new school initiative and how that appears to be tying the hands of adminstrators and school boards with respect to their budgets, I could not help but wear my manager’s hat.

The national obsession | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Superbowl weekend is finally upon us.

A platform for all views | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last few weeks since publishing the editorial titled, Abolish Protect the Adirondacks and several subsequent columns addressing our approach to drafting editorial positions, we’ve witnessed a tremendous response from readers and even other media outlets.

No path to heaven here | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Those who choose to commit terror have been around since the beginning of time.

Board editorial went too far | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Mistakes and missteps are a part of life. No one is immune from making them. It’s how we choose to acknowledge and deal with them that makes all the difference in the world.

New Year - New Era | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

2015 already? I can’t believe how fast the years seem to fly by.

Warm holiday wishes | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love.

It’s what’s inside that counts | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Most Americans are attempting to make sense of the demonstrations and civil unrest taking place around the country as a result of the unfortunate deaths of Micheal Brown and Eric Gardner.

They have no choice but to get something done | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Congress went back to work this week with a number of critical decisions to be made in the next two weeks before the curtain closes on the hundred and thirteenth congressional session.

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There is plenty to be thankful for | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

On behalf of all of us here at Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy, safe and thankful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Beware of the Trojan horse | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

By now you’ve no doubt seen or heard of Jonathon Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft the Affordable Care Act.

Will we never learn? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

When someone makes one of the following statements how do you feel?

Getting the job done right | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

By the time you read this column the long awaited results from the 2014 mid-term election are now known.

Respect self and life | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week will be footnoted as a week of needless deaths.

Optimism: A gift not to be wasted | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I worry at times about using this column too often to complain about a variety of topics that, to me, seems to have our country going in the wrong direction.

North Country Community Papers alive and doing well | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the encouraging responses the staff and I have been receiving, regarding our news content in the papers.

Politics overriding common sense | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Remember back to last year when the partial shutdown of the federal government brought about so much doom and gloom?

Living United | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime.

Behaving badly | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Bad behavior has been around from the beginning of time and through the ages in the end it nearly always ends badly for those who use brut force to inflict injury on others and resolve disputes.

Mix messages & confusing rhetoric | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week seemed to be full of contradictions both in words and deeds.

Enemies at the doorstep | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Just who or what are our major threats these days?

Reinventing the olde towne crier | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The US Economy and workplace were changed forever, as a result of the Great Recession, according to a recent poll taken by the John H. Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers.

Getting caught up from hiatus | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I hope you found the last few weeks of value, as I gave way from my weekly column to allow candidates running for office this fall to properly introduce themselves and their planned intentions if they are elected.

Our plan for candidate columns | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I want you to know that we are following up on the offer I made few weeks back and how we plan to organize and give fair time to all who accept the offer.

Pride, pain and presidents | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This week I am turning over my space to a well written column by Robert Morrison, who is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.

We do have choices | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

No one I’ve ever spoken with nor have I ever heard anyone, anywhere say, “I really like these political attack ads!”

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